The King is Dead

The King is Dead

Jul 17, 2011

Or at least dying. But not really sick, however. Earlier this week Microsoft announced that its Windows XP operating system, probably the most successful version of Windows thus far, and perhaps the most successful operating system of all OSes (to date) was about to reach its official end of life, with all support for it ending in 1000 days – April 6,...

Happy Birthday Windows 7

Happy Birthday Windows 7

Oct 24, 2010

It’s now been one year since Windows 7 was officially released, in in that first year, they’ve sold about 650000 copies a day. That’s 240 million, over the year. That translates to about a 17% market share of desktop operating systems, which I don’t think is too bad.

Parallels 6. Windows on your Mac.

Parallels 6. Windows on your Mac.

Oct 17, 2010

As good as OS X is, sometimes it just has to be Windows. For instance, there are applications that have been written for Windows, an for which there is no Mac version. Yes, I know that sounds odd, but there are some applications where there is either no Mac version, or perhaps the Mac version is not quite up to par. But when that happens, what’s a person...

Parallels 6 Announced

Parallels 6 Announced

Sep 19, 2010

A new version of the OS X virtualisation software, Parallels 6, was announced this week. Parallels allows you to run your Windows applications on your Mac, and it does so in a very elegant manner, providing you with some sparking performance. We’re currently evaluating how well it works, and should be able to give you our report in a week or two.

Windows Phone 7 Goes Gold

Windows Phone 7 Goes Gold

Sep 5, 2010

Microsoft’s new mobile phone operating system, Phone 7, went gold this week. That means that it has now been released to manufacturing, which in turn means that it’s ow up to the various partner handset manufacturers to to complete their integration of the operating system into their handsets’ firmware and bring them into production. We are...

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